World Programme for the Census of Agriculture


This publication is a supplement to the definitions, concepts and standards presented in the Programme for the World Census of Agfriculture 2000. It is intended to help countries generate databases that are internationally comparable.
This publication is volume two of an introduction to establishing and conducting area and multiple frame probability sample survey programmes, emphasizing methods and practices applicable in developing countries.
This supplement is intended to assist countries in improving their current surevys of acquaculture and to provide a framework for those countries planning to develop databases on acquaculture.
Conducting agricultural censuses and surveys
FAO Statistical Development Series 6
This publication is a revised and updated edition of 'Taking Agricultural Censuses', 1978, FAO. It is complementary to the Programme for the World Census of Agriculture 2000 and provides much practical information on the steps involved in actually conducting an agricultural census.
A system of economic accounts for food and agriculture
FAO Statistical Development Series 8
This revised handbook provides a broader framework to bring together various kinds of databases relating to food and agriculture in an integrated system. The concepts and accounting structure of the system are based on the revised System of National Accounts.
Much of the required information for the agricultural sector, such as crop production, livestock inventories and basic social and economic data, is obtained through periodic national, multipurpose agricultural data collection programmes called current agricultural surveys.
While the scope and content of the sixth World Food Survey are broadly similar to its processor, the publication incorporates certain new features. First, China and those countries formerly known as Asian centrally planned economies, which were previously excluded in the traditional estimates.
Collecting data on livestock
FAO Statistical Development Series 4
This publication on livestock statistics is intended to assist statisticians in their work. Emphasis is placed on the need to conceptualise data sources within a framework of a national information system which requires standardised concepts.
This publication is a review of methodological aspects of the national agricultural censuses conducted within the framework of the Programme for the 1980 World Census of Agriculture of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
This supplement to the report on the 1990 WCA presents the census results collected from the reports issued by the countries that conducted censuses during the 1986-1995 decade and made them available to FAO after mid-1997.
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